Carbohydrate chemistry. chemical and biological approaches [E-Book] / editors: Amelia Pilar Rauter, Thisbe Lindhorst, Yves Queneau. Volume 43 :
Lindhorst, Thisbe K., (editor)
Queneau, Yves, (editor) / Rauter, Amélia Pilar, (editor)
Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, [2018]
1 online resource (264 pages).
Specialist periodical reports ; 43
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Demonstrating the interdisciplinary nature of modern glycosciences, this volume covers research in the fields of polysaccharides and small carbohydrates from the synthetic and structural viewpoints, with applications ranging from biology to the bioeconomy. Key aspects of the synthesis and properties of imino disaccharides and regioselective glycosylation reactions are reviewed, glycosyltransferase inhibitors are shown to be potential future therapeutic agents, protein-carbohydrate interactions in plant cell-wall biodegradation are targeted by the use of glycan microarrays, biological properties of polysaccharidic microbial surface antigens are discussed with respect to their intimate structure, and contributions on carbohydrate-based hydrogelators, green/blue sugar-based surfactants and carbohydrate-based green solvents illustrate the modern design of tomorrow’s chemicals. With the increase in volume, velocity and variety of information, researchers can find it difficult to keep up to date with the literature in their field and this book remains a valuable addition to any researcher’s library.